Digital marketing technology is advancing at an extremely fast pace — just look at how quickly ChatGPT has become a household name. It has dominated news cycles and heightened our awareness and understanding of where, and how, artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting our lives. From digital assistants like Siri, to predicting customer behavior and preferences, AI is everywhere now.
Whether you know it or not, AI has also been a core technology in marketing for years.
Most product recommendation engines run on some form of AI, and we’ve used AI for years at TW3 Marketing to power things like subject line recommendations in our email marketing platform. The difference between where AI has been used in the past and its applications today is that it’s much more capable — particularly when it comes to creating content.
AI is sophisticated enough now, and has a big enough dataset, that it can decipher text, react to engagement patterns, anticipate responses, and recognize images. As you can imagine, this lends itself perfectly to digital marketing, where the objective is to deliver the perfect marketing message to every customer every time.
With such an in-depth understanding of how a consumer behaves, AI can help businesses make purchase recommendations, analyze product fit, and create better content with more precise targeting. If you’re a small business marketer, there’s no reason to not use this technology to your advantage.
Here are some easy ways small businesses can start using AI in their marketing strategy:
Personalize messages and offers for your customers.
Leverage AI’s deep learning capabilities to ramp up the experience your customers have when they interact with your business. One of the best ways to do that is by tailoring your marketing to share content that meets their needs.
AI can recognize when a person abandons their online cart, as well as what types of products they’ve purchased in the past. It can also determine whether they prefer to be texted or if email is their go-to channel for reading messages from their favorite brands.
This type of analysis is invaluable. Instead of guessing what your customers will engage with, you can make decisions based on real-world data. Leverage that information to send more applicable messages and offers to your customers. By doing so, they’ll be more likely to convert to a sale.
Banish writer’s block once and for all.
Writing is difficult, and as a small business owner, it can feel daunting to think about having to sit down and write an entire email or text campaign to your customers. And it has to be good! Luckily, AI can help.
Instead of spending hours fighting writer’s block for your next campaign, let AI do the heavy lifting for you. The AI-powered writing tools available in the TW3 app can help businesses get a jump-start on content creation and save valuable time in the process.
The tools in our back office automate the writing process for marketing campaigns, saving time and resources while still creating high-quality content.
Write social media posts.
Sometimes you just don’t have the energy to create an engaging and informative social media post — let alone multiple posts for all the different platforms you’re managing. That’s OK, you’re human! Why not let AI to do it for you?
Using AI to write social media posts can help small businesses maintain a consistent presence on social media, engage with their audience, and even attract new followers.
Our AI content generators will even give you multiple options to choose from. However, it’s still important to ensure the content feels authentic to your voice and doesn’t sound like it was written by a chatbot. Double-check before posting and then move on to other areas of running your business.
One Last Note on AI Content Generation
AI-generated content can be informational, informative, and even fun.
But remember that AI is often just a starting point. The real value still comes from sharing your story and connecting with your audience.
It’s up to you to ensure that the AI generated content is original and helpful, and that it’s accurate, honest and is sync with your brand.
The bottom line is that you want to make sure that your content is written in your voice and provides the value that your customers deserve and expect.